What's Rolling at Marbles

What's Rolling

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Pre-booked admission tickets are required.

All guests 5+ are required to wear a CDC approved face covering. 


Admission & Hours

June 2 - July 11

For all ages and skill levels. Included with admission. 

Celebrate nature and the great outdoors during June at Marbles. Enjoy Marbles Outdoor Adventures where you can play your way through the museum! Camp & kayaking in Hit the Trail exhibit, manage the ranger station in River Playway exhibit, paddle your way through the roaring rapids and more! 

Outdoor Adventures Activities

First Floor

Ready, Set, School

  • Flower Sensory Bin
  • Tree Cookies: Build with shapes from the forest and learn about "birthday" rings
  • Insect Investigation: Take a closer look at the insects living all around us. What do you see?
  • Book Nook: Let a book take you on an outdoor adventure


  • Courtyard Play (Starting June 16): Enjoy games and active play throughout the summer in the Courtyard! 

Curiosity Square

  • Roaring Rapids: Go on an adventure when you brave our roaring rapids! Be sure to watch out for hazards and observe wild animals on the way
  • Marbles Outdoor Adventures Game: Grab your take home adventure game to continue outdoor play with the entire family

Second Floor

Studio Style

  • Backpack Bling: Jazz up your backpack with an ornament designed by you
  • Water Bottle Bling: Decorate stickers to bling up your water bottle for the trail
  • Tent & Camper Paper Dolls: Design an outdoor adventure using paper dolls

Art Loft

  • Nature Rubbings: Capture texture, lines and shapes you find in nature. Try it on your next walk and capture nature without disturbing what you find.
  • Animal Tracks: Can you match the animals to their tracks? Use animal print stampers and ink to make prints.
  • Wild Water Painting: A wax resist happens when wax repels water. Try it with crayons and watercolor paint. 

River Playway

  • Bird Calls: Listen to the birds living in our backyard. Can you find which bird matches their song?


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Outdoor Adventures Activities Map

Outdoor Adventures Game


Step off the beaten path and connect to your inner trailblazer in this cross-country journey to some of the most beautiful but little-known landscapes of North America. From the wilds of Alaska and the lush coastline of Oregon, to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail, Into America’s Wild is a non-stop ride via kayak, train, bike, hot air balloon and more that explores the transformational allure of wild places and the human connection we all share with the natural world. Watch the trailer here.


Upcoming Programs

Connect with nature this month by learning from different groups like Piedmont Wildlife Center, Triangle Rock Club, North Carolina State Parks, South Wake Conservationist and more! Included with museum admission.

Saturday, June 12 | 12pm-3pm

Piedmont Wildlife Center – Meet some of their animal ambassadors from 11am-1pm.
Triangle Rock Club - Learn the basics of rock climbing with a chance to test out a harness.
South Wake Conservationist – Explore how nature makes you feel.
North Carolina State Parks – Discover what it’s like to be a park ranger and the uniform and tools required.

Friday, June 18 | 11am-1:30pm

Triangle Land Conservancy - Create and decorate pollinator hotels & bee baths and learn how to gain a Triangle Explorer Badge.

Saturday, June 19 | 12-3pm

Get Going NC – Learn about hiking gear & preparation and how to explore short hikes in the Triangle.

Come Play!

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